Top 11 in 2011: Professional and Ethical Issues for Counselors and Mental Health Providers.
June 17, 2011
This three hour session will provide an opportunity to examine dilemmas encountered by counselors in practice and offer suggestions for managing situations with ethical implications. Topics include confidentiality, privilege and privacy, social media, boundary violations, threats of harm to self or others, consultation versus supervision, documentation, utilizing an ethical decision making model, implications of institutional policy, reporting duties, custody evaluations and protection through adequate insurance.† Participants will have an opportunity to submit anonymous questions to the presenter in order to clarify an issue related to their work with clients.† In addition, attendees will provide input into case studies with both ethical and legal implications for mental health providers.
Bill OíConnell, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC moved to Seattle in Fall 2010 after 23 years of clinical practice as a counselor and social worker in Cincinnati, Ohio.† Currently, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at Seattle University.† Billís previous experience includes counseling in community mental health agencies, substance abuse counseling in a hospital setting, counseling in community corrections, private practice counseling with a focus on behavioral medicine, community agency administration and associate professor of counseling with tenure at Xavier University in Cincinnati.† Bill has taught graduate level courses in professional and ethical issues for over twelve years.† He is an active member of the American Counseling Association and Past President of both the Ohio Counseling Association and Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association.† He holds a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati in Counselor Education and Supervision.